A Distant Fist Unclenching

by Krill

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Liz Bustamante
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Liz Bustamante I keep switching back from Foot and Tiger. It's really tough to choose just one track off of this album. I recommend listening to the entire thing.

It's tough to learn about a band that you connect with and really love and realize that you missed their entire life cycle. There's so much heart here. If anyone knows about any related projects, please let me know about it. Favorite track: Tiger.
Martin Rabot
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Martin Rabot its like reading dostoevsky i swear i wouldnt lie to you Favorite track: Tiger.
Daniel Stone
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Daniel Stone An often profound, funny and sorrowful album that attempts to find real meaning in small things, and definitely succeeds. Favorite track: Phantom.
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1.
Phantom 05:46
A wicked and twisted phantom comes to you in the night but all you see is your reflection in its huge, unblinking eye you warm up a glass of milk but forget it in the microwave and a day passes and another day and the phantom keeps on coming and the phantom won't relent and from the kitchen there arises an unblinking, awful scent puny pilgrim keep on running but in your heart you won't repent big two-hearted river flooding fuse all guilt and innocence what is the proper orientation of myself to my non-self? what is the proper orientation of my non-self to me? what is the proper orientation of the world to my non-self? what is the proper orientation of the world to me? to me to me and does it always have to be to me?
2.
Foot 02:57
i came and visited you at work i couldn't help but imagine you without your shirt and all i wanted was to hold your foot but i couldn't imagine how i ever could then came the passing of that strange urge but soon enough an even stranger urge emerged wanted to return to that safe pod where i believed in god and the validity of all my wants why do i always want to skip town? oh don't i know it's all the same everywhere all around? don't understand what i'm thinking oh don't i know that there's nothing to do? there's nothing to do there's nothing to do but move once i get to a new place oh don't i know that lonely's just where lonely hearts go and now i believe in hell and the validity of being well
3.
Fly 01:29
i encountered on my walk home a fly who couldn't and i must have spooked it in my approach because the fly jumped up and landed on its back and i was confronted with a choice right then and there to flip it back over or to stomp it out of this world and you knowing what you do of me what do you think i chose? and who are we to judge the suffering of a puny little bug?
4.
Torturer 04:44
torturer in black mask and spiked collar finally opens the door and i stand on the threshold and think for a second is it time to go back inside? i asked what did you come here for? and you said whatever you need me for and i said i don't know what you're for torturer peels off mask and i holler finally realize he is i stand on the threshold and think for a second is it time to go back inside? i asked what did you come here for? and you said whatever you need me for and i said i don't know what you're for
5.
Tiger 07:14
i had a bad day but at least it's ending and in the distance there is a fist unclenching to hand down the judgment but withhold the sentence i had a good day but of course now i'm tired and in the distance a villager has expired he was mauled by a hungry tiger and the tragedy is the villager was well liked the villager was well liked by friends and family and tiger alike and in the nearness there is a bad day ending and in the distance there is a talon clenching and in the distance there is a fish life ending and the tragedy is the fish was well liked the fish was well liked by friends and family and eagle alike i took a picture when you were with me but you wouldn't smile for me and if i called you what would you say to me? and if you called me, well you'd never call me
6.
Mom 05:57
my mom says this is the year she'll overcome her lifelong self-hatred at 61 well by what means, mom, and by what right? but if god brings you joy then by all means, go with god why would i stop you? why would i stop you? and besides, mom, how could i stop you? why would i stop you? oh do i feel like the daddy of the world and mommy says she wants out she says she's gonna take the kids and i just want what's best for them so if mom brings them joy then by all means, go with mom why would i stop you? why would i stop you? and besides how could i stop you? and why would i stop you? unclench your jaw and open your mouth to me no more brutal songs i want to make something sweet nothing to hide you've seen every part of me fist opens wide all is soft palm and freedom now
7.
Squirrels 05:11
to be given one shot and to know i will blow it oh, to be a squirrel helixing a tree with you or just to be the tree you're helixing up to get a better view or just to be the view you're helixing the tree to get up to now how he licks the wound last week he got from you from inside his cheek his tongue pokes out and peeks at you like you wanted it to and can you see his teeth through the hole you turned his cheek into? but a squirrel is roadkill with his guts poppin' out and what did he want but an acorn i kicked into the road? oh so it's nobody's fault? well that's easy for me go tell that to his family i got a feeling that they might disagree to be given one shot and to know i will blow it
8.
when i was 16 i developed a brain problem i mean a real brain problem i wanted to i did it because i wanted to and the problem would remit but it wouldn't get better it wouldn't quit it would just fester so god grant me strength to know what is a brain problem and what is just me when i was 16 i realized i had always had a brain problem i wanted to drop dead right then and there i wanted to live forever and i can't believe i made it to twenty three without a scratch on me and the problem comes and goes with the weather and i know just 'cause it's not getting better now doesn't mean it won't ever so god grant me strength to know what is a brain problem and what is just me
9.
It Ends 05:55
i saw a peach on a tree dangle and plop down to me i've been allergic since i was 16 but i wanted to set the pit free remember camping out west? i saw a beast paw a pest am i the pest or am i the beast i thought that you had meant boston when you said you were moving back east i saw my mom swat a fly and sweep the fly's body aside i watched the fly wriggle and twitch and then die and never once bat a green eye it ends same way it begins on a whim

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credits

released February 17, 2015

written & performed by Krill
recorded by Justin Pizzoferrato on July 12 & 13, August 18 & 19, 2014 at Sonelab in Easthampton, Massachusetts
mastered by Carl Saff

EIS030
released by Exploding in Sound Records and Double Double Whammy (US)
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SHOWS, PAL:::::::::::

2/23 ~~ manchester UK~~Gulliver's
2/24 ~~ leeds UK~~ Brudenell Social club
2/25 ~~ london UK ~~ Old blue last w/ Brunch
2/27 ~~ glasgow UK~~ Broadcast
2/28 ~~ bristol UK~~ Start the Bus
3/1 ~~ brighton UK~~ Green Door Store w/ alex g
3/3 ~~ paris FRANCE~~ L'espace B
3/4 ~~ antwerp BELGIUM~~ Trix Bar
3/5 ~~ haarlem NETHERLANDS ~~ Patronaat
3/6 ~~zeewolde NETHERLANDS ~~ Where the Wild Things Are festival
3/7 ~~ berlin GERMANY~~ Bang Bang Club

3/13 LP RELEASE SHOW~~ Boston MA~~ Great Scott w/Cloud becomes your hand, 1 TBA
3/14 LP RELEASE SHOW ~~ Silent Bran ~~ w/Cloud becomes your hand, Frankie cosmos, LVL UP

TOUR W/ AVA LUNA the best band
3/15 ~~ Harrisonburg VA~~ Crayola House
3/16 ~~ Raleigh NC ~~ Neptune's
3/17 ~~ Atlanta GA ~~ The cleaners w/ Warehouse
3/18 ~~ New Orleans LA ~~ Siberia w/ Native America
3/19-21 ~~ Austin TX ~~ SXSWEWEST

TOUR W/ SPEEDY ORTIZ and some with TWO INCH ASTRONAUT
04-22 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
04-24 Hamden, CT - The Space
04-25 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
04-26 Philadelphia, PA -Johnny Brenda's
04-28 Pittsburgh, PA - Cattivo
04-29 Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
04-30 Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle
05-01 Madison, WI - The Frequency
05-02 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry
05-03 Iowa City, IA - Gabe's Oasis
05-04 Champaign, IL - Highdive
05-06 Washington, DC - Black Cat
05-07 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
05-08 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle Back Room
05-09 Atlanta, GA - NOT WITH SPEEDY ORTIZ though
05-11 Tampa, FL - The Crowbar
05-13 New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa

REST OF TOUR WITH WAREHOUSE
5/14 New Orleans LA Hey! Cafe w/Woozy, Keeping
5/15 Birmingham AL
5/16 Nashville TN Stone Fox w/Slanted, Bad Friend
5/17 Columbus OH Double Happiness w/ Sidekicks
5/18 Buffalo NY House show
5/19 Montreal QC Bar le Ritz w/ Alex Calder
5/20 Burlington VT Speaking Volumes
5/21 Brooklyn NY Palisades w/Big Ups, Downies

5/23 Boston MA ~~ Boston Calling w/ TENACIOUS D

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